Anne of Green Gables! There, we got that out of the way. Besides chasing the famous fictional heroine, you'll find Charlottetown's own history, culture and nightlife keep you more than busy. Enjoy outdoor activities from golfing to boardwalk strolls and biking by day, and theater and performance arts by night.
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Confederation Centre of the Arts is a national art centre showcasing the best in Canadian visual and performing arts. Stretching over an entire city block the Centre houses a world class art gallery, Mavor's restaurant, a locally supplied gift shop, three expansive conference rooms, and a beautiful 1200 seat theatre. A library, an outdoor Amphitheater, and spacious outdoor courtyard are also located on site. The Mack theatre is owned and operated by the Centre which is located steps away.
My partner and I had the pleasure of visiting the Confederation Centre of the Arts during our stay in Charlottetown this past summer. During our first day we were sure to take in “The Story of Confederation,” which was a fine albeit simplified version of the coming together of Canada. We also took a look at the Confederation Chamber replica. I always appreciate it when a city embraces its historic past rather than try to sweep it under the rug as we’ve tended to do with a lot of things these days.
For us, the main event was being able to witness and see “Anne of Green Gables – The Musical” later in the evening. Now recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “longest running annual musical theatre production,” the musical is now in its 53rd season. To witness this play is to witness the best of Canadiana. LM Montgomery would be proud of this rendition of her classic book series. The production values are top notch; the music sets the mood for the story; and the actors and actresses give it their all. Even if you have never read the source material from which this play Springs, you can still nevertheless get a real fix and feel for the underlying themes of the story and how they very much represent the heart and soul of a country. Indeed, the show is a beautiful piece of Canadian artistic and Literary history; thus, it is only fitting that the longest running musical in history should play in a building designed to serve as the bastion of Canadian artistic ethos.
If you are visiting Charlottetown, the Confederation Centre of the Arts is a definite “must stop.” It provides historic context while seamlessly blending our contemporary time and space – a nation moving ever forward and onward. And if you happen to get the chance to see the Anne of Green Gables musical then do yourself a favour and get tickets. The production is outstanding in every respect and, hey, by the end of it you just might find yourself craving some raspberry cordial ;)
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This is a beautiful old Cathedral located in the heart of the city. It's over 100 years old.
We visited St. Dunstan's Basilica when our Holland American cruise ship stopped at this port. Very quaint basilica and it a nice photo opportunity. You can go inside and see how beautiful it is. Respect the Basilica and remove your head wear and use your quiet voice.
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At Upstreet, we believe in community almost as much as we believe in making the best possible beer. Imagine a gathering place to come together with friends, to meet your neighbours and to celebrate camaraderie over a beer and a few laughs. Whether you're having a beer in our brewery or on your front porch, you're part of our community - where we celebrate the people, the places and the activities we love.
Noted this place on the map & decided to give it a try as it's outside the usual touristy area. A bit hard to find, but if you arrive at the Sobey's it's just behind.
Good selection of beers and a small beer garden created out the front, which was perfect for us on a sunny day. Our favourite was the 'Eighty-bob' although we tried everything on the tasting paddle.
Well worth the effort to find and spend a while.
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The waterfront trail encircles most of the park so you can get some beautiful views of the harbour. Government House, the battery and Beaconsfield house are all located by the park.
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Beaconsfield Historic House was built in 1877 as the residence of a wealthy shipbuilder. It is an enduring symbol of Victorian elegance and its garden and veranda offer a perfect view of beautiful Charlottetown Harbour.
We stumbled on this historic house walking around Charlottetown on a Sunday. So many things were closed but we toured this house for $10 for 2 people. Well preserved and right on the water you can see how the wealthy lived in the 1800s when...MoreThanks jfd for stopping at Beaconsfield Historic House. We are glad to be open on the weekends when cruise ships are in port. Thank you for encouraging others to stop in.
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The PEI Brewing Company brews and distributes PEI craft beer. Swing by for a tour of our brewery, grab a pint in the taproom and take beer home with you! We also offer food service in the evenings and on weekends. Tons of events happen here!
Visited this venue only to attend a musical event. There is beer and wine available, also a limited menu for those who choose to have a light meal before a performance. The round tables seat eight persons and are close together. Only beverages are allowed to be brought to the tables. Most tables have a good view of the Concerts, however the center ones are preferable.
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Located on the corner of Grafton Street and University Avenue. The Mack is part of four magnificent theatres in downtown Charlottetown operated by Confederation Centre of the Arts. The box office for The Mack is located inside the Confederation Centre of the Arts.
On a recent trip to PEI, I found myself in Charlottetown, wandering the streets trying to entertain myself until my husband finished work for the day. I stopped outside the Confederation Centre to sit awhile and listen to a group playing a few songs to the small crowd. I sat next to a lovely woman, who told me about a show playing at The Mack Theatre called Spoon River. Knowing almost nothing about the play, I went in and purchased 2 tickets to the show for that night. Spoon River is a wonderful story about all those long passed souls who, some in a very brief moment, tell us about their lives and their death. Eleven actors tell the story of 200 graveyard residents in funny, touching, and sometimes devastating vignette's - all put to musical that is foot-stomping and heart wrenching. If you take a trip to PEI this summer, take a short trip to Spoon River!
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